Events

  1. HSC Preview Sessions

    17 August @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
  2. Exeat Weekend

    19 August - 20 August
  3. Amelia McGuiness Time Trial

    20 August - 21 August
  4. 2017 SMGS Interschools Snowsports
  5. Year 11 Yearly Exams

    28 August - 1 September

News

  • 2017 NSW State Interschools Provisional Team List (Updated)

    The updated provisional team lists for the NSW State Interschools Snowsports Championships is now available.
  • Congratulations to the SMGS Chess Team!

    Congratulations to the members of the SMGS Chess Team – Aaron Pottage, Sam Celestino, Tom Davis, Austin Beck and Jackson Quinn.  They have made it through to the final six in the South Coast & Southern Division of the NSW Junior Chess Competition. The last round was played online against Moss Vale High School, with […]
  • 2018 Year 11 Subject Selection – Presentation Video

    On Tuesday, 25th July, SMGS held it’s 2018 Year 11 Subject Selection evening which included a presentation from Dr Darryl Nelson, Head of Stage 6. If you were unable to attend the evening, you can view the presentation below: If you have any questions, please  contact Dr Nelson via email at darryl.nelson@smgs.nsw.edu.au Please note that […]
  • 2018 Year 11 Subject Selection Evening – Tuesday 25 July

      Tomorrow night, SMGS is holding it’s 2018 Year 11 Subject Selection Evening  for students currently in Year 10 at Snowy Mountains Grammar School and for those who are considering selecting Snowy Mountains Grammar School as their school of choice for 2018. This will be an opportunity for students and parents to hear important information […]

Approach to Learning

//Approach to Learning

“National and international evidence (shows) that a teacher’s effectiveness has a powerful impact on students, with broad consensus that teacher quality is the single most important in-school factor influencing student achievement. Effective teachers can be a source of inspiration and, equally importantly, provide a dependable and consistent influence on young people as they make choices about further education, work and life.”

(Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, 2011)

At Snowy Mountains Grammar School, we inspire students every day in and out of the classroom. Our teachers are passionate professionals who care about every child.

In the Junior School we educate the whole child – intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically and socially. Every child has their own unique talents and we provide a caring, safe and supportive environment with many opportunities to develop their sense of self throughout their educational journey.

Our teaching approach stems from our Teaching and Learning Framework, based on the current Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and also fuses the practical instructional elements of The Art and Science of Teaching developed by world-renowned educational expert, Robert Marzano PhD, author of more than 30 books on highly effective classroom teaching and student learning.

The approach to learning in our Junior School:

  • uses evidence-based instructional design methodologies and pedagogies
  • is rigorous, challenging, relevant for the 21st century, engaging and enjoyable
  • promotes high standards of literacy and numeracy as fundamental
  • includes a balanced curriculum which also includes art, science, PE, language, music, social sciences and more, with specialist teachers in some areas
  • involves contemporary practice, blending technology into lesson design
  • considers a personalised and differentiated learning experience because we recognise students learn differently
  • offers learning support and learning extension
  • uses internal and external assessment data to further inform teachers about our curriculum design as well as adjust delivery of concepts in the classroom
  • at all times promotes high levels of respect among and to all members of the classroom and school community, where each child is valued
  • enables very high levels of participation, opportunities and recognition in a wide range of curriculum and co-curricular events, owing to our smaller classes and school community
  • has excellent modern, spacious, well-equipped classrooms.
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Recent posts from the Junior School

‘What’s the matter?’

By | August 9th, 2017|Categories: Academic, Junior School, Science, Senior School, Uncategorised|

Last week our Year 3 and 4 students collaborated with our Year 11 and 12 Chemistry class on a few experiments. Currently, our Year 3 and 4 students are studying a unit of work called [...]

Follow the Leader – SMGS’ Buddy Program in Action at Regional Interschools

By | August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Co-Curricular, Director of Junior School, Junior School, Snowsports, Uncategorised|

Each year the incoming SMGS Kindergarten cohort is paired with Year 12 buddies. The SMGS Buddy Program was created to help new students in their transition to “Big School” and the program plays a substantial [...]

Principal’s Term 2 Merit Assembly

By | July 28th, 2017|Categories: Academic, Junior School, Principal, Senior School, Uncategorised|

On Tuesday 25 July, SMGS held their mid-year Principal’s Merit Assembly. The assembly recognises students who had achieved Academic Honours (Provisional) and Academic Endeavour (Provisional) across Stages 4, 5 and 6 in Term 2. During [...]